Digest for 97-10-09

Digest for October 09, 1997

                          Table of Contents


01-09 October 97  Sender:  ftn@copperhill.com
                  Subject: from Tom & Zhenya Nichols

02-09 October 97  Sender:  rom@creditfd.perm.su
                  Subject: from Roman

03-09 October 97  Sender:  Malinka@worldnet.att.net
                  Subject: from Lena

04-09 October 97  Sender:  thenile@compuserve.com
                  Subject: from Thenile

05-09 October 97  Sender:  vadim@slavic.freenet.bishkek.su
                  Subject: from Vadim

06-09 October 97  Sender:  bcole28732@aol.com
                  Subject: from Jeff Cole

07-09 October 97  Sender:  2480@dialup.mplik.ru
                  Subject: from Konstantin Syomin

08-09 October 97  Sender:  BooJohnson@aol.com
                  Subject: from Dan Johnson

09-09 October 97  Sender:  lesha@slavic.freenet.bishkek.su
                  Subject: from Alecsey

10-09 October 97  Sender:  IFBmbH@t-online.de
                  Subject: from Stahl, Thomas (Tom)

11-09 October 97  Sender:  imphal@baynet.co.uk
                  Subject: from Frank H Thomas

12-09 October 97  Sender:  jhealy@csm.edu
                  Subject: from Judith Healy

13-09 October 97  Sender:  royo@ozemail.com
                  Subject: from Roy Livermore (fwd)


01-09 October 97  Sender:  Nike1575@aol.com
                  Subject: Please read my letter.

02-09 October 97  Sender:  $ferepe1@VM.akh-wien.ac.at
                  Subject: search for e-mail adress

03-09 October 97  Sender:  "Abadonna" (abadonna@chat.ru)
                  Subject: Hi

04-09 October 97  Sender:  jacques.thiebaut@wanadoo.fr
                  Subject: Hi

05-09 October 97  Sender:  LYoung610@aol.com
                  Subject: Religion

06-09 October 97  Sender:  Dagranman@aol.com
                  Subject: Genealogy

07-09 October 97  Sender:  "Carrick, Amy R." (ACarrick@eden.trevecca.edu)
                  Subject: Teaching english in moscow

08-09 October 97  Sender:  "Nikolai Dragoslav" (coyote@nwlink.com)
                  Subject: help!

09-09 October 97  Sender:  sanz (josesanz@redestb.es)
                  Subject: web jose sanz

10-09 October 97  Sender:  YANKI PURSUN (fyp@usa.net)
                  Subject: Transportation to Crimea - TMG

11-09 October 97  Sender:  Charles Lamm (deist@icanect.net)
                  Subject: DV-99

12-09 October 97  Sender:  FWB (barkerf@indiana.edu)
                  Subject: Calling Russia on a Budget

13-09 October 97  Sender:  Michelle Norstad
                  Subject: birthday images

14-09 October 97  Sender:  fsumedia@sovam.com
                  Subject: Fw: NMNW Conference

15-09 October 97  Sender:  DJBOG@ix.netcom.com
                  Subject: Subscribing to electronic mail list (fwd)

16-09 October 97  Sender:  civilsoc@solar.cini.utk.edu
                  Subject: CIVILSOC digest 589 (X-Post)

17-09 October 97  Sender:  "Michael D. Corbin" (mirhouse@sky.net)
                  Subject: for communist and capitalist and others

18-09 October 97  Sender:  "Hans" (hraffelt@magma.ca)
                  Subject: Greetings!

APPENDIX:        LISTSERV address & basic procedures


** 01 **********************************************************************

Sender:  ftn@copperhill.com
Subject: from Tom & Zhenya Nichols

Zhenya is from south central Siberia (Krasnoyarsky Krai) and I am a Russian
at heart.  Now living in the great southland and interested to hear from
anyone around Knoxville/Chattanooga/Minusinsk/Krasnoyarsk.Paka!

** 02 **********************************************************************

Sender:  rom@creditfd.perm.su
Subject: from Roman

Hi by all!  Very good idea!  I the young man.  I'm 24 years old I'm living
in Russia,Perm (West Ural).  I work as expert of financial planning in one
of banks.  The man - essence curious.  Write to me!  My hobby:To collect
jokes, I love to read, tourism (enjoy the outdoors), automobiles, fishery

** 03 **********************************************************************

Sender:  Malinka@worldnet.att.net
Subject: from Lena

Hello everybody, My name is Lena.I'm Russian living in America.I'd like to
find some friends through Internet.I have a lot to tell about America to
Russians and about Russia to Americans.  Looking forward to here from you
soon.  All the very best!

 Mail to:  Malinka@worldnet.att.net

** 04 **********************************************************************

Sender:  thenile@compuserve.com
Subject: from Thenile

I am contemplating a trip to Novosibirsk in the summer of 98 and am looking
for someone with recent travel experience to that area.  How does one
travel there safely?  How long does it take?  What is the temp and weather
in general in the summer months ( June, July, August)?  Which month is
best?  etc.  I'd like to hear from both Russians and others with

** 05 **********************************************************************

Sender:  vadim@slavic.freenet.bishkek.su
Subject: from Vadim

Hi,All!!!  How are things???  Hope veeeeeeeeery well...  What about
me???....  I'm 19 years old man from Kyrghizstan (recently republic of
USSR)...  I'm studing computer programming in Kyrgiz-Russian Slavic
University.  If someone want write me, please...  Just talk about


** 06 **********************************************************************

Sender:  bcole28732@aol.com
Subject: from Jeff Cole

Privyet!!  I just recently returned from Kazan, Tatarstan where I lived and
taught English at the Pedagogical University for the last 3 years.  I am
currently preparing to go overseas again (unfortunately not to Kazan) for a
few months, but am interested in communicating with people from this area.
If there are any Russians or Tatars living in the North Carolina area, I
would love to talk with you. Please contact me!!  Hope to hear from
someone,  Jeff

** 07 **********************************************************************

Sender:  2480@dialup.mplik.ru
Subject: from Konstantin Syomin

Looking for friends in any sphere.  My name is Syomin Konstantin.  I am a
student of the journalism faculty of the Ural State University, RUSSIA.
Interested in literature (from Ovid to Nabokov and Joyce or Nietzche),
progressive & alternative music (rap, hip-hop, punx, indie, industrial,
breakbeat), sports (Basketball in particular), and arts.  I also get
practice in translating some engl-speaking authors into russian.  Thats
all.  I would be grateful for: words, letters, photoes, waves, adresses,
good thoughts.

Wish you good luck from the highlands of Russia!

Syomin Konstantin.
Oct. 7. Evening.
Ah, just... one thing....
Love you all!

** 08 **********************************************************************

Sender:  BooJohnson@aol.com
Subject: from Dan Johnson

Great website.  I'm from Louisvlle, Kentucky, and would love to hear from
anyone from Russia or the newly independent states.  I majored in "Russian
Area Studies" at the University of Kentucky and am fascinated by all things
Russian.  Look forward to hearing from y'all.

** 09 **********************************************************************

Sender:  lesha@slavic.freenet.bishkek.su
Subject: from Alecsey

Hi !!!  My name is Alecsey!!!!  If you want to tell me anything then ...!
If you know 3d studio max and adobe premiere or Have the best mpeg coder
then I will very glad recive the letter from you!  Hey girls
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I will be very glad to meet you!  Send me
more ....  See you soon !!!


** 10 **********************************************************************

Sender:  IFBmbH@t-online.de
Subject: from Stahl, Thomas (Tom)

I'm 39/m and from Germany, married since 16 years and I have 3 children
John (15), Eve-Mary (13) and Tim (3). My job is to work as an engineer in a
structural planning company, especially in the fields of building physics
and building conservation. Hoping to find another engineer in USA to change
know-how and, maybe, to get a private contact.

** 11 **********************************************************************

Sender:  imphal@baynet.co.uk
Subject: from Frank H Thomas

Would like to correspond with someone from the Omsk region.  My hobbies are
electronics, amateur radio, and music.  I am Welsh, a separate country from
England, we have our own language and culture.  A long time ago I read a
book by Jules Verne with the title, "Michael Strogoff".  It was most
enjoyable, as it told of how Michael Strogoff a courier of the Czar had to
deliver a message to a garrison in Omsk.  Best wishes to all Frank

** 12 **********************************************************************

Sender:  jhealy@csm.edu
Subject: from Judith Healy

Greetings from Nebraska. It is a state near the middle of the United States
on the North American continent and south of Canada. When we take into
account our location with regard to Alaska and Hawaii, we are no longer
near the middle. I came to know about Friends and Partners through one of
my instructors at the School of Library Science and Information Management.
This school is part of Emporia State University, which is located in the
state of Kansas. Kansas is just south of Nebraska. Our instructor is Greg
Cole who with Natasha Bulashove started Friends and Partners. As part of
our class, we were able to have an online conversation with Natasha. We
were supposed to be able to see all of us, but that didn't work; however,
the online coversation was a wonderful and exciting experience for our
class. I enjoy reading the Digest. I learn many interesting things. I was
impressed with the new venture of Juventa Tours. This was shared in the
Digest of 97-09-26. It is a great idea, and I wish you much success. I am
nearing the end of my classes, so I have much to accomplish in the next
three months. Then I will have more time to explore the many interesting
places and meet more of the wonderful people in our world. Perhaps, some
day I will be fortunate enough to visit Russia. My friend has been there,
and I know it is a very beautiful place with friendly, helpful people. A
special thanks to Greg and Natasha for making this possible. Judith Healy

** 13 **********************************************************************

Sender:  royo@ozemail.com
Subject: from Roy Livermore (fwd)

My name is Roy Livermore
I live in Canberra Australia.
Perhaps I can help somebody with English language?


Please continue to send your e-mail to friends@solar.rtd.utk.edu.

** 01 **********************************************************************

Sender:  Nike1575@aol.com
Subject: Please read my letter.


I'm a 6th grade all A student in Houston, TX.  I was wondering if you
knew or could tell me where I could find information on the Russian folkdance
"The Kohanochka"??? Ever heard of it or have anything on it that I should
know about???If so E-mail me back.

** 02 **********************************************************************

Sender:  $ferepe1@VM.akh-wien.ac.at
Subject: search for e-mail adress

I would like to contact

Dr.Sergei Papko
Childrens Clinic Nr.2

Can you help me to locate him

Thank you

Prof.Dr.Peter Ferenci

** 03 **********************************************************************

Sender:  "Abadonna" (abadonna@chat.ru)
Subject: Hi

Hello My name is Oleg I`m 19 years old russian lad .  I'm looking for girls
for Pen-Pal and for frendship all over the world, between 16-20.

I will answer for every people who write to me.  Thanks or your attention!
Write me Oleg.

** 04 **********************************************************************

Sender:  jacques.thiebaut@wanadoo.fr
Subject: Hi

How can I, or would you add my URLs to the search engines you know
the first : http://perso.wanadoo.fr/bed.breakfast.castle/4sale.htm

the second : http://perso.wanadoo.fr/bed.breakfast.castle

Best regards

Bed &Breakfast Castle 'prestige' - private property
in the heart of VAL DE LOIRE (the Kingsvalley)
Jacques & Rita Thiebaut - Van Royen
LANGEAIS F-37130 Sint-Michel-sur-Loire
phone  + 33 (0)2 47 96 57 13
fax        + 33 (0)2 47 96 01 28
e-mail : jacques.thiebaut@wanadoo.fr

** 05 **********************************************************************

Sender:  LYoung610@aol.com
Subject: Religion

Very recently, President Yeltsin signed into law a controversial bill that
establishes new regulations for establishing religious organizations.  There
is apparently some thought that this may limit access to Russia by foreign

Do you know where I can find information on this new law?

Thank you for any help you can provide.


** 06 **********************************************************************

Sender:  Dagranman@aol.com
Subject: Genealogy

Just beginning to trace my roots.  My father came from Russia around the turn
of the century.  He was from a small town outside of Kiev.  Are there any
connections that you can get for me where I can research birth, marriage and
death certificates.  Thanks in advance for any help you can give me.

** 07 **********************************************************************

Sender:  "Carrick, Amy R." (ACarrick@eden.trevecca.edu)
Subject: Teaching english in moscow


My name is Amy Carrick.  I am a senior at Trevecca University in
Nashville, TN.  I will be graduating in May and want to go to Moscow and
teach English.  I have lived in Moscow before and have a lot of friends
through this experience.  I was wondering if you know of any
organizations, schools, or agencies that I could get hold of for more
information?  I would love to teach Conversational English, to more
advanced Russian students.  If you could write back with any information
you might have, I would truly appreciate it!!!

Amy R. Carrick

** 08 **********************************************************************

Sender:  "Nikolai Dragoslav" (coyote@nwlink.com)
Subject: help!

I am not sure if you can help me with this....but I am trying to find out
how you would spell the word twit in cyrillic.  Do you think you would be
able to help me with this?  Nikolai Dragoslav Minutus cantorum, minutus
balorum, minutus carborata descendum pantorum.  (A little song, a little
dance, a little seltzer down your pants.)

** 09 **********************************************************************

Sender:  sanz (josesanz@redestb.es)
Subject: web jose sanz

My name's Jose Sanz.Im a painteour from Spain and Ive WEB about my
recently paints and I would that you visit it!  My desire is to
promocionate and commercailize my paints in different ways in your country.
I expect that you enjoy my paints and Im waiting for your sincerly news!
My adress on the web is: http://www.redestb.es/personal/josesanz/

** 10 **********************************************************************

Sender:  YANKI PURSUN (fyp@usa.net)
Subject: Transportation to Crimea - TMG


Is there a comfortable way to get from Kiev and Odessa to Simferopol?
Which way, how much, how long, how often? Any experience?

Yanki Pursun

** 11 **********************************************************************

Sender:  Charles Lamm (deist@icanect.net)
Subject: DV-99

You may have contacts among natives of Russia who would be interested in
information about the upcoming U.S.  Diversity Immigrant Visa Lottery:


Individuals can look here to see if they were born

in a qualifying country:



** 12 **********************************************************************

Sender:  FWB (barkerf@indiana.edu)
Subject: Calling Russia on a Budget

Can anyone recommend an affordable way to call Russia?  ATT offers some
enticing, special rates to particular countries for a monthly fee, but
I've also come across some long-distance companies on the Web, who promise
attractive rates via 1-800-number access and a credit card. Does anyone
know about this latter sort of calling option, in particular whether or
not there is such a company that offers dependable service and secure
credit card transactions?

Frank Barker

** 13 **********************************************************************

Sender:  Michelle Norstad (m.norstad@mail.capstone-press.com)
Subject: birthday images

Hello! I am the photo researcher for Capstone Press, an educational
children's book publisher in Minnesota, the United States.

This season, we are publishing a series of books about how birthdays are
celebrated around the world. The countries we are featuring are: Brazil,
China, Australia, and Russia.

I am wondering if you would happen to know of a source that might be
able to provide photos or slides of these celebrations. Any help you
could give me at all would be great! I'm looking for stock photo
agencies in these countries, or tourism departments.

If you can help me, please contact me at your earliest convenience.



Michelle L. Norstad, Capstone Press
PH:  507-345-0413
FAX: 507-625-4662

** 14 **********************************************************************

Sender:  fsumedia@sovam.com
Subject: Fw: NMNW Conference

Fw: NMNW Conference ("Eric S Johnson" )

Date: Fri, 3 Oct 1997 06:37:07 +0300
From: "Eric S Johnson" 
To: "FSUMedia" 
Subject: Fw: NMNW Conference
Message-ID: <199710030344.JAA25869@mail.kit.kz>

Hi Friends,

The National Press Institute (formerly RAPIC) would like to announce that
the third annual New Media for a New World conference will be held in
ekaterinburg (russia) from 14 to 16 oct 97. for more information, contact
elena pimenova at +7 095 202-4187, fax +7 095 202-2307, e-mail

The past NMNW conferences have been lively get-togethers where russian media
(especially regional) talk about their efforts to start doing their media
stuff on-line and share information about successes and failures.

Best, Eric

** 15 **********************************************************************

Sender:  DJBOG@ix.netcom.com
Subject: Subscribing to electronic mail list (fwd)

Hey, what a great website and service!  I am in Masters program at
Columbia U. in International Affairs studying Central Asia among other
things and a colleague told me about your site.  Thanks for all your
efforts in providing this!

Friends David Bogoslaw

** 16 **********************************************************************

Sender:  civilsoc@solar.cini.utk.edu
Subject: CIVILSOC digest 589 (X-Post)

For more information please contact: Mr Michele Genovese

GRANT OPP.- European Commission Conference Support to Researchers from
Central and Eastern Europe and the Newly Independent States

The European Commission announces a new program designed to support
CEE/NIS researchers in attending seminars, conferences, colloquiums and
workshops.  This program is carried out within General Directorate XII
"Science, Research and Development" in conjunction with other projects
supporting research and technological development which share the goal
of increasing mobility of researchers and making available an additional
means of scientific cooperation.

Applications should be sent to the EC three months before the conference
in question.  A scientific description of the planned meeting, a list of
participants and a preliminary total budget should accompany the
application.  Each project will be assessed by the Commission.  For more
information, please contact:

European Commission
Attn. Mr. M. Genovese
DG XII B2 - SDME 1/143
200 rue de la Loi/200, Wetstraat
B-1049 Brussels, Belgium
Tel.:   +32-2-296-5936
E-mail: Michele.Genovese@dg12.cec.be

End of CIVILSOC Digest 589

** 17 **********************************************************************

Sender:  "Michael D. Corbin" (mirhouse@sky.net)
Subject: for communist and capitalist and others

Russian Banking System, Securities Markets, and Money Settlements
314 Pages (ISBN 0-9645464-2-6)
List of Authors: http://www.mirhouse.com/authors.html
Table of Contents: http://www.mirhouse.com/bankcontents.html
Foreword: http://www.mirhouse.com/bankforeword.html


In the 1980's the Soviet Union found herself in a state of serious social
and political crisis. Although the country contained enormous industrial
and natural resource potential, it was suddenly on the verge of collapse.
Due to failed management of a totalitarian centralized system, it was
now necessary to begin the difficult transformation toward a proven
privatized system, and a decentralized economic and political structure.
By considering modern Western experiences and the national peculiarities
of Russia herself, the gradual dismantling of the all encompassing Soviet
bureaucracy began. At a level of reform unprecedented in human history,
Russia methodically began her collaboration with the global market,
encouraged by the incentive of economic survival.  Additional reforms are
yet to be realized in order to achieve a rebirth of Gross Domestic
Product (GDP). Therefore, the real work of the Russian banking industry
still lies ahead.

By the end of the 1980's, Gorbachev's perestroika, or restructuring, was
beginning to be felt. The reality of a need for individual freedom in
Russia had become very clear. Virtually all aspects of the economy were
in need of revitalization. In particular, the banking system required
extensive reorganization, because its function in the economy is similar
to the importance of the circulatory system in the human body.  For
productivity to blossom in Russia, a fluid, stable network of banks and
credit associations must be created.

At first, new commercial banks were founded and competition began with
the previous government monopolies of production and distribution. Soon,
privately owned businesses began to emerge.  Defense plants had formerly
been the manufacturers of consumer goods as a side-line. Efforts began to
emerge which would eliminate military production from these facilities
and convert them to making civilian products entirely. This transition is
particularly challenging, because such industries require significant
retooling to convert them to such dramatically different product lines.

[continued at: http://www.mirhouse.com/bankintro.html]


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Sender:  "Hans" (hraffelt@magma.ca)
Subject: Greetings!


I offer to you, this poem which I wrote a couple of years ago, which did
and continues to speak very deeply to many people in Cyberspace.
Appreciating that I do not speak your language, perhaps somebody within
your midst may be somehow inspired and motivated, to translate the
following into your language, and in so doing, perhaps assist in helping
others fellow Russians in affirming themselves as they certainly should.

Give Yourself Permission

You have dreams,
beautiful, delicious visions
that grace your slumber
and tease your waking hours;
yet, you fail to give yourself
the permission to pursue these
with all the vitality and aspiration
that naturally springs from the
very depths of your being.

What are you waiting for?,
a written invitation to love,
to embrace such visions wholeheartedly,
unconditionally and most powerfully?
What are you denying yourself for?,
principals and expectations all to
often woven by friends, peers, lovers,
those who should mean so very much
yet all too often selfishly bound you,
direct and reject you?

What are you, after all, aching for?,
if not an opportunity to release from that
treasure chamber - your heart,
ecstasies and joys that can only be
experienced by coming into and
carrying through with your own truths?;
What are you, after all, praying for?,
if not the permission to grant yourself
fully, lovingly and most courageously,
a life within which to truly honor yourself?

What are you living for?,
if not for yourself a little more,
for a little more love, a little more joy,
a little more of yourself each time?;
What are you dying for?,
for a part of you dies each time that
you do fail to give yourself the
permission to honor those precious
hopes and aspirations that cry out
from the very depths of your soul.

Copyright  1995 Hans Raffelt, All Rights Reserved.

My Poetry Home Page: http://www2.magmacom.com/~hraffelt/raffenm.htm

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